Painting Pink Floyd — Soldiering Through the Minefield of Emotion

Avoidance and Pain "Sometimes our garbage makes the best fertilizer." I just want to express from the get go that this has been one of the most difficult paintings for me to bring into manifestation.  I started off this journey with hopeful optimism which soon turned into pain, anguish and avoidance.  I literally avoided my... Continue Reading →

What Always Helps Me Out When I’m Stuck in ‘The Void’

Lost in a Forest of Doubt "Trees are amazing life forms as they are grounded and rooted to the earth yet their branches are always caressing the sky — the ultimate metaphor for balance (as above so below, as within so without)." At the beginning of last week, I found myself in a bit of... Continue Reading →

Healing Through Art — The Gates to Wonderland Just Got Flung Wide Open

Lust For Life I started off my career in art exploring what I like to call ‘decorative’ painting.  You know the sort;  flowers, trees, butterflies, sunsets, whatever tickled my fancies.  There is nothing wrong with this kind of expression and it paves the way for mastering specific techniques and mediums but I always felt a... Continue Reading →

Your Passionate Quote of the Day

To download as a desktop wallpaper just click on the picture, right-click and 'save as'. Your Love For... What's your passion in life, that one (or two or three...) thing (s) you just can't do without?   You may also enjoy reading: The Magic Ingredient of Life  

Don’t You Get It?

Okay, these weeks are really rolling away fast.  I can't keep track of time or the date anymore, it feels like we're in a no-time bubble.  But, all blurbs aside, we have happened on that magical day of the week — yes, it's Friday...again!  And that means that I need to cough up something useful... Continue Reading →

10 Bands, 10 Paintings…Let the Rock Art Begin!

Coming Out of a Black Hole and Having Revelations Yeah, the global energy of late has been intense.  Making us all bunker down for some quiet time, and if not, forcing you to cease and desist. Have you been lacking inspiration, creativity or get up and go?  Well, I have. These last few weeks since... Continue Reading →

Going Green in the Art Studio

No Soapbox Today... Now before you think this is a blog about eco-friendly tips for artists, let me assure you now — this is actually about diving into the delicious green hues of the paint-pot. Green is an unusual colour for monotone painting but I have fished out some of my art that has at least... Continue Reading →

The Zen of Art

What better way to gift yourself than to spend some quality time creatively expressing your inner feelings?  "The Dreamers Night Sky" by Cherie Roe Dirksen I have only recently allowed myself to truly 'let go' and I found my form of expression which is more abstract than traditional (see above).  It has been a liberating... Continue Reading →

The Space Within Series — Inner Art

Artistic Frustration I am experimenting with what I like to call 'inner art'.  I have always been intrigued with abstract art and especially art that explores patterns, sacred geometry, space, shapes and colour. "This series is going to be a reflection of how I feel inside, what is desperate to come out." But, professionally, I... Continue Reading →

Art Commissions — The Soulworks Project (Part 2)…the Prelim Sketch

Please read Part 1 HERE The Sketch The next step of the commission process is to provide the client with a rough colour sketch of the proposed artwork along with a detailed description of how you got there. With all the specs my client gave me (please see Part 1), I came up with this... Continue Reading →

Art Commissions — The Soulworks Project (Part 1)…meeting with the client

A step-by-step guide on how a commission is put together A lot of artists would like to know how one goes about starting a commission and there are also a lot of people who would like to have something commissioned but are too scared to ask. What is the procedure and what is involved in... Continue Reading →

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